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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Two Years Ago...

Two years ago today a 22-year-old woman gave birth to a perfect, healthy 7 pound, 8 ounce baby boy. I wonder what went through her mind as she saw him for one of the last times of her life. What a difficult decision she made to give him up for adoption to someone who could love him and care for him. I will never doubt the great love she had for him to make this decision.

At this same time, I was busy at home trying to gather all the necessary paperwork to get it ready to submit to our seemed the paperwork would never end. Finally, eleven days later it went to the adoption agency. The very day they received it they called me to say that there was a sweet little boy in Guatemala just waiting for a new mommy and daddy and would be like to see his pictures? Are you kidding!!! Of course we wanted to see this little guy! And when we saw this picture, we knew he was our son. Our entire family fell in love with him!! It wasn't until 2 months later that we were allowed to visit him for the first time!

Fast forward to today. Peter has been home with us for 15 months and we are celebrating his 2nd birthday today! I can't help but think of that brave young woman and wonder what she is thinking today. I wish I had a way to let her know that her baby boy is loved so much and has been such a blessing to our family. Maybe someday we will meet her in person. Until then I pray that she knows she made a wonderful decision for his life.

Peter is thriving and enjoying the position of baby of the family. Everyone adores him!! He and his big brother are the best of friends. Today as Peter unwraps his birthday presents I am also going to remember the special gift that we received 2 years ago when we first learned about Peter and the sacrifice his birthmom made so that we can be here with him today!!! When he's old enough, he too will know about this brave woman.

Happy Birthday my little man!!! We love you!!!


Leah Spring said...

Happy Birthday Peter! What a gift you are to your family!

Leah Maya Benjamin said...

Happy Birthday! What an amazing day!

Unknown said...

I always think of the bmothers on Bdays!!!! Happy birthday sweet peter!


missy said...

oh my gosh that is amazing!!!!!!

Kim said...

Happy Birthday Peter! What a wonderful tribute to his birthmom.

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PETER!!!! What a great tribute!

Mama Bear said...

Ahhh, that is so incredibly sweet and two years already, where does that time go????? Birthmother's are definitely hero's and I wish and pray they all could know how well loved the children are here in there forever homes.
Happy birthday Peter :-)

Terri said...

Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday dear Peter!!!!! Happy birthday to you!!!!

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Rebekah said...

Oh Happy Birthday Peter ... what a wonderful photo and an amazing memory! What a great day!

Oh and YES - I am still up for a product swap ... I am finally getting around to making these lights this weekend - BOY it has been CRAZY! So I will make one for you and then email you what it looks like ... looks forward to 'meeting' you ... Have a great week and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Again!

Hugs from Prior Lake!

Eva said...

did you adopt through FTC??
My mom and I fostered a baby girl from that agency and the first picture is Dr. Montiel's office for sure!
You have a beautiful family! and a Happy Birthday to Peter! what a handsome little boy